I am never buying another liton product again the contrast is way too snowy the recordings of either the 5045 or 5005 don't play back on most older machines and liteon technical support is aweful. I know how to repair televisions and the liteon dvd recorders don't like older tv's with analog pots to adjust picture. I have an older sony it won't even play back without snow with on it. It's not my tv liteon tech support-- my vcr dosn't have any snow problem and my vcr plays back what it records far more stable and much more reliable!!!